If you read only the bold printed text it kind of summarises the profile. You find all information you may need for a swap within/shortly after the bold printed text. You don't need to read the rest :) However, if you're, like me, interested in the details, the not bold printed part gives you more detailed information about everything.
Address: Please check if you wrote it correctly, if it is without the word post in it, it's correct :)
My name is Ina, I'm from Germany and I got to know this website via postcrossing. As I love sending and receiving snail mail, this seems to be an interesting website, so I directly created an account :)
I'm a university student and in my free time I like to read, send postcards via postcrossing, cook, eat, sew, visit museum/zoos/... with friends and more. I might not have time for many swaps, but I'll join some from time to time :)
If you think something I sent, got lost in the mail, please message me, then I can resend it soon :)
I click "sent" here on swap-bot when I have put everything in the mailbox/brought it to the post office/clicked "send" in an email.
Thank you to you all, I love swapping here!
A ~ Animals, ASP (music band), Astronomy, Audio/Radio plays
B ~ Books, Ballet, Brazilian food (especially Brigadeiro, a Brazilian chocolate candy), Bonobos
C ~ Chinese food, Chocolate, Chimpanzees, Clean Space (project by ESA against space debris)
D ~ Dogs, Doctor Who, DLR(=German Aerospace Center), Details!
E ~ Eating, Eschbach (German author), ESA(=European Space Agency)
F ~ Flying, Fairy Tales, Food
G ~ Gorillas, Getting to know other cultures, Guinea pigs
H ~ Harry Potter Books
I ~ Ice and snow, Insects (just watching them, especially bees, ants, wasps)
J ~ Jokes, Jupiter (planet)
K ~ Kookaburra, Kaninchen (German for rabbit)
L ~ Languages, Letters
M ~ Mars! (planet), Mercury (planet), Microbiology, Maths
N ~ Neptun (Planet), NASA
O ~ Ocean, Orangutan
P ~ Planets (and their interesting moons), Postcards, Pigs, Physics
Q ~ Quokkas
R ~ Reading, Ravens (and corvids)
S ~ Sea, Sewing, Saturn (planet), Sherlock Holmes, Space agencies, Sunny weather
T ~ Tea (mostly green, fruit and interestingly/unusually flavoured tea, but I like anything :)), Titan (Moon of Saturn), Tourist postcards
U ~ Uranus (planet)
V ~ Venus (planet), Vampires
W ~ Writing
X ~ Xylitol
Y ~ Yoga
Z ~ Zootopia
There is hardly anything I dislike maybe except for cruelty/intolerance/discrimination/hatred/violence, peas and spiders (because of arachnophobia, I still find they are interesting creatures and like reading about them :) )
Too many to make a complete list with the book titles, as I'm a bookworm (bookworm in German is Bücherwurm, so that's why I have that username ;) ).
Kind of books that I like:
~ non-fiction books about social, science, nature, animal, history topics
~ science fiction books! Especially those that don't invent too much futuristic technology, but more realistic ones
~ crime fiction (if not too violent and with interesting/unusual plots)
~ historical, rather realistic, novels
~ interesting plots/unusual stories/interesting biographies
~ fairy tales from all over the world and fantasy books
I, however, also read other books when they interest me :) (=when they happen to lie around somewhere long enough for me to grab it and start reading the first sentences of it...) The more details and pages the book has, the better ;) Actually the only books I ever read that I found "satisfyingly detailed" are the Game of Thrones books, however with such many details I would prefer the series to be longer and I anyway stopped reading after the second book as I didn't like the violence/cruelty there. But there are many books with an acceptable amount of details for me fortunately :D
Some of my all time favourite novels:
I created a goodreads account now, so you can look there to see which books I read/liked :) However, especially most crime fiction books I haven't added there yet, they always seem to be kind of similar to me, so I find it hard to remember which I have read and which I haven't :D I have for example read several books by Lee Child, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, Joy Fielding, Mary Higgins-Clark, Mo Hayder, John Grisham, James Patterson, Simon Beckett, John Katzenbach,... I usually I find all of them entertaining/nice, but not good enough to memorize them well :D I anyway only get them from the library, so it doesn't matter if I pick one I already read.
I always love book recommendations or your opinion about a book you read :) I absolutely don't mind spoilers for long enough books, the opposite :D Spoilers usually increase my interest in a book (maybe except for very short stories under 100 pages and some crime novels, for example Sebastian Fitzek's books). Sometimes I read the wikipedia plot summary of a book before reading it, to enjoy it more while reading, to not be disturbed by the suspense.
I like quite different music, but especially Irish music, middle age music, rock music, metal (especially symphonic and similar), classic music.
But I am open to any genre, these are just the genres where I like songs from most probable. It's unprobable that I like songs that are usually played in the radio, but there are exceptions.
Bands I like:
I don't watch movies/tv series very often, I prefer reading, but I like comedies, science fiction, some dramas, historical movies, documentaries, ...
I like: Fantastic Beasts and where to find them (a pity it isn't a real 1000 pages book. If it makes such a great movie, it would be an even better book), The Martian, Crash, Eureka, Sherlock, Dr. Who, Fringe, Vampire Diaries, Wuthering Heights (1992), Czech fairy tale movies, Der Tatortreiniger, About a Boy, Orphan, Coraline, Cidade de Deus, Amélie... and more :D I have recently started to watch Star Trek, so far I like it.
I especially like to sew. I always liked it, but I just started to sew more since I got a sewing machine recently. I like to crochet, but I just started doing that. I sometimes like to draw, but I have to be in the right mood for that. And I love to write and send postcards and decorate them :) I like washi tape, stickers and choosing nice stamps.
I write this section, as I suppose I'll mostly do postcard/letter swaps, as I love writing/sending written mail/reading it!
I always like to receive postcards, even those that don't look so nice to me, because I just love mail with notes on it.
For me the most important part of a postcard is the text: I like anything that's more than just "Greetings from..." or more than one sentence. I love lots of text! :)
Don't worry too much about the picture on the front side of the postcard, really anything is quite ok to me, but if you have a variety of postcards to choose from anyway/easy access to postcard shops, here are the types of postcards I especially like:
animals, rather wild (maybe from where you live?) than pets, but I like cute pet postcards too (most dogs and guinea pigs :) ), especially the animals mentioned above in the ABC
tourist postcards, especially if you can tell a personal story (for example that you liked visiting this museum, because ...or you tell where your city on a map of the region is, ...), as I would love to read experiences in other cities, that's almost like travelling :)
nature/plant postcards with nature from your region/country/holiday country
old postcards: anything older than some years, maybe 20 or 30 years or even older? A postcard you found somewhere and that was forgotten for years or from an old collection. Really any front side/kind is fine, nature, animals, ad cards, political campaign cards, ...
black & white postcards, especially old city views, old everyday photos of normal people, but just pretty ones and those with just one object coloured are nice, too
space postcards: especially with planets or moons, science fiction or real ones
interesting ad cards: local, regional ad cards, maybe from libraries, museums, restaurants (if it's a chain, please not from a big one!), local (grocery?) stores, local projects, local political campaigns (please comment neutral in that case, just descriptively on the backside :) ), but please rather NOT ad cards from international companies/for international products!
postcards from local artists/with local art
beautiful postcards :) Interestingly people on postcrossing who request just "beautiful postcards" actually get mostly "beautiful postcards" in my opinion, so a "beautiful postcard", seems to mean a very similar kind of postcard to most people :D
colourful postcards with bright colours
Peanuts, my boyfriend likes them :)
just any postcard you want to sent: I'm sure you don't really buy/make postcards that you think are ugly, so it's not super probable that I would dislike them. Surprise me :)
I like all Christmas cards around Christmas time, send what you like :) (if you by chance have a snowman card though, I'd love to receive it, but I'm looking forward to any card you choose!) I would love to get to know your Christmas traditions :)
I'm just not super fond of receiving quote postcards (on the front side, quotes on the back side are ok), of course that depends on the postcard, some I like, others not, but I rather don't like the majority of them so much. So, if you have another card you think I could like, just please rather send that one and save the quote postcard for another swapper :) Except for that, everything is welcome :)
Anyway: Although I certainly love a nice front side/pretty postcard backsides, that's not a must, just a wonderful bonus to the text.
I prefer postcards without an envelope, but if you think an envelope would be better to protect it (especially for handmade/unusual postcards that might get severely damaged in the mail)/pay lower postage (if it's an unusual shape)/want to write more on the backside/the swap requires it/..., you can also send it with an envelope, that's totally ok, too :)
I don't really collect stamps, I just like that I can also decorate the space where the stamps are, by choosing nicer than the standard ones ;D For me stamps are just an extra sticker on the postcard. If you're from the USA: I would really love the Mars, Earth, Mercury and Venus stamps :)
My address: It's written correctly here on Swap-Bot and there does not appear the word post in it.
If you don't know what to write, don't worry, I love to read really anything, no matter how random.
You could for example write about
I love to read really anything :)
I always love to get to know reasons, like for example why is it your favourite dish :) And I rather like details than general information. (That's why I love spoilers, then I already know the general information and can concentrate on the details.). You might have noticed, I love hypothetical answers to hypothetical questions, feel free to be creative when inventing a question :D
I also love to get to know different recipes with all ingredients except peas (or not so many peas at least :D). Especially family recipes, typical recipes from your region and vegetarian/vegan main dish recipes would be great :)
Feel free to write to me in English, German or Portuguese and maybe Spanish (you can try Spanish, I'd love that, but I can't promise to understand it completely :D). Or in any other language you know (but in that case with a translation please :)). I love to read different languages :)
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